Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Earthjustice Responds To Senate Committee Vote On Arctic Refuge
Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee approved a budget reconciliation proposal by Sen. Lisa Murkowski to hold lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. This further advances the agenda of drilling proponents at the expense of one of the most...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
SECURE Act is a Public Lands and Waters Giveaway to Dirty Industry
Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy (SECURE) Act. This Act would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Menominee Tribe Takes Action to Protect Its Namesake River
Today, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (“Tribe”), represented by Earthjustice, gave legal notice of intent to pursue federal litigation, to ensure that the health of the Menominee River and portions of the Tribe’s ancestral homeland and sacred sites won’t be jeopardized by a large mine on...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Earthjustice on Clovis Withdrawing His Nomination: Preposterous From Day One
Today, Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination to serve as the top scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The following statement is from Martin Hayden, Earthjustice Vice President of Policy and Legislation: “Nominating a non-scientist to serve as USDA’s top scientist was a preposterous notion...
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Friday, October 27, 2017
Earthjustice on Reports Trump Plans to Shrink Historic Utah Monuments: We Will See You In Court
Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Lands, Oceans, and Wildlife Drew Caputo released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump plans to shred protections for southern Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. "Let's be...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Earthjustice Files Comments on Department of Energy’s Radical Proposal to Bail Out Outdated Coal Plants
Earthjustice, along with eleven other environmental organizations, yesterday filed comments against a proposal by the Department of Energy (DOE) to subsidize outdated coal plants at a cost to customers of billions of dollars per year. The proposed rule, which is pending before the Federal Energy...
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Senate Vote Threatens to Advance Oil Drilling in America’s Arctic
Today’s passage of the Senate budget bill signals a step toward oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and potentially other sensitive Arctic areas. Past proposals to drill in the Refuge have consistently failed, and the use of the budget reconciliation process to advance this...
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Monday, October 16, 2017
FirstEnergy Bailout Decision Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court
Today, environmental groups are appealing the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) approval of a financial bailout for FirstEnergy Corp. and its shareholders to the Ohio Supreme Court. Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, vowed to appeal the Commission’s August decision granting $204...
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Earthjustice on CPP Repeal Announcement: Corporate Polluters’ Wish-List Indistinguishable From EPA’s To-Do List
Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he will sign a proposed rule to begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, the country’s first-ever federal carbon pollution limits for our nation's electric power plants, tomorrow . As co-counsel for Sierra Club, Earthjustice is part of...
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Monticello Coal Plant Closing its Doors in January 2018
Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, announced Friday that it will retire the Monticello coal power plant in January 2018. Monticello – located in Mt. Pleasant, TX – stands as a major threat to public health. A study by Dr. George Thurston found that the plant spews thousands of tons of harmful...
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